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I love suspense flicks and I'm glad to be a part of one – Amruta Patki

Amruta Patki

Former Miss India Earth 2006 Amruta Patki has finally entered Bollywood and will be shortly seen in Moser Baer Entertainment and Idiot Box's forthcoming film Hide & Seek. The film is releasing on 12th March and is a maiden venture of Apoorva Lakhia and co – produced by Lakshmi Singh. A directorial debut of Shawn Arranha, the film has a huge star-cast including Amruta Patki, Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Ayaz Khan, Mrinalini Sharma and Sameer Kochhar.

Amruta Patki who took the modeling world in a storm and appeared almost everywhere, be it on the ramp or in the advertising campaigns of big names will be now seen playing the role of filthy rich girl Gunita Sodhi in Hide & Seek. We met up with our Marathi mulgi to share her experience of her debut film. Here are some excerpts' -

How did you bag this role?

Apoorva Lakhia was auditioning a dozen new girls for this film and I got lucky.

So what's the character of Gunita Sodhi in Hide & Seek?

I'm playing the character of Gunita who belongs to a filthy rich family which eventually makes her a snob (Laughs). Nothing else matters to this girl until, of course she falls in love with Om Jaiswal (Purab Kohli). This makes an interesting love triangle with me, Purab Kohli and Mrinalini Sharma who is playing Jyotika and Om's love interest. So along with this love triangle, Hide & Seek is a suspense flick which is based on 6 best friends whose terrible past catches up with them due to a fun game they played as kids called Hide & Seek on a x'mas night.

We heard that you fainted during the shoot of Hide & Seek. How did that happen?

Well I'll tell you something, acting in a film is not a cakewalk! We were shooting in Ahmedabad for Hide & Seek and the temperature touched a 50 degree Celsius so the heat caught on to me and I fainted.

So how was the experience to work in a film for the first time?

As I said it was not a cake walk but it wasn't that bad either because in every field, one has to struggle in some way or the other. Anyway I love watching suspense films and I'm more than glad to be a part of one.

What kind of films do you want to do in future?

As a debutant, I've no limitations on what genres of films I would like to do as this is a learning phase. I want to grow as an actress instead of being a celebrity and do all kinds of films like comedy, romance, serious etc.

Tell us about your experience with the cast and crew of Hide & Seek? I got a lot of support from both Apoorva Lakhia and Shawn and the rest 6 of us had a lot of fun during our shoots. It will be a memorable experience forever.

What do you do in your free time?

I like listening to good music and reading books......(Read more....)

(Source : Susheel Sharma, of H. S. Communication Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai)


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